HEALTH

Brown Rice Chicken, Chorizo and Shrimp Paella Recipe
Savor a hearty dish that’s high in fiber, lowers cholesterol and prevents weight gain. What’s not to love? Serves 6.

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Ingredients

• 1 Pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined, tail off
• 4 Tbsp. Olive oil, divided
• 6 Garlic cloves, minced and divided
• ¼ tsp. Paprika
• 1 Cup onion, chopped
• ½ tsp. Saffron
• 1 Bay leaf
• 1-14.5 oz. Canned diced tomatoes
• 2 Cups brown rice
• 4 Cups chicken stock
• 1 Pound boneless chicken thighs
• 1-8 oz. Package Spanish chorizo, sliced
• 2 Cups snow peas
• Salt and pepper

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Season shrimp with 2 tablespoons olive oil, paprika, salt and pepper and refrigerate until ready to cook.

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Step 2

Chop onions and slice red bell pepper.

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Step 3

Heat olive oil in a large pot that is easily transferable to a hot oven.  Sauté onions until translucent add garlic and sauté for additional minute.  Then add diced tomatoes, saffron and rice.

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Step 4

Mix until well blended then add chicken stock and bay leaf (we used two bouillon cubes and water to make our stock).  Bring to a boil and transfer to oven for 30 minutes.

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Step 5

While rice is in the oven prepare chicken.  Season with salt and pepper and sear for about 5 minutes on each side in a hot skillet with remaining olive oil.

 

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Step 6

Set chicken aside and in the same skillet cook sliced chorizo for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

 

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Step 7

After the rice has cooked for 30 minutes, remove from over.  Cut chicken into 2 inch pieces.  Then pour chicken and chorizo over rice and return to oven for additional 20 minutes.

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Step 8

During this time, cook shrimp (stirring occasionally) using the same skillet where you cooked chicken and chorizo.  After 5 minutes, remove from heat and mix in snow peas and pepper.

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Step 9

After  rice has cooked for 20 minutes, remove from oven and let sit uncovered for 5-10 minutes.

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Step 10

Add shrimp mixture to rice.  Transfer to platter and serve.

Brown Rice Chicken, Chorizo and Shrimp Paella Recipe

Savor a hearty dish that’s high in fiber, lowers cholesterol and prevents weight gain. What’s not to love? Serves 6.

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